Notice for Current BUSD 8th Grade Families – January 13 deadline

Attention All 8th Grade Families — IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding enrollment at Berkeley High School for next year:
Enrollment season at Berkeley High School (BHS) is underway. You should have already received […] Continue Reading »

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Berkeley Public Schools to Host Research Symposium: January 21, 2017

Please join educators, researchers, teachers, instructional staff, parents, guardians, and community members for BUSD’s annual Research Symposium on Saturday, January 21 from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Berkeley Adult School.
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The Power of Audiobooks Discussed in KQED’s Mindshift

Berkeley’s public school libraries provide students access to a large selection of audiobooks that augment the extensive book collection on the shelves. In this piece produced by KQED, BUSD’s teacher […] Continue Reading »

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School Leadership: Building the Future of our Schools Together — January, 2017

Please join families, educators, staff, and district leaders for an evening of workshops and discussion on school leadership and how we can build a future for our schools together. This event is part […] Continue Reading »

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Community Message on the 2016 Election/Mensaje para la Comunidad

Dear Berkeley Community,
First of all, we want to express our gratitude for the overwhelming support of Measure E1, the special tax that funds the Berkeley Schools Excellence Program, which passed […] Continue Reading »

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A DEVELOPER FEE STUDY AND THE LEVYING OF THE STATUTORY SCHOOL FEE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Berkeley School District will hold a hearing and consider input from the public on the proposed adoption of a […] Continue Reading »

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What Happens on “Staff Development Day”?

After-school coordinators discussed equity at Jefferson Elementary School. Photos: Charles Burress
Ever wonder what the teachers and other District staff do on Staff Development Days?
For school families, it means students don’t go to […] Continue Reading »

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Noted Writer/Artist Grace Lin Brings Chinese Fairy Tale to Life at Rosa Parks Elementary

Dragons and other mythic Chinese creatures captivated young imaginations at Rosa Parks Elementary School on October 5th when award-winning author/illustrator Grace Lin provided an illustrated journey through the fabulous tale […] Continue Reading »

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School & District Committee Orientation:
Tuesday, October 18

School & District Committee Orientation: Tuesday, October 18
The annual orientation for members of school and district committees will take place on Tuesday, October 18th at Longfellow Middle School (optional dinner at 5:30, followed […] Continue Reading »

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New Leaders in New Roles: 2016-17

Susannah Bell, Special Education Program Supervisor, BHS
For the past 18 years Susannah has worked as an English teacher, special education teacher, and teacher on special assignment at Berkeley High […] Continue Reading »

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